Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{ a chilly pumpkin morning }

Have you ever had coffee on the brain before you've even opened your eyes in the morning? Of course you have.

This morning was such a morning for me. It was 4:15am, the windows were open, temps were in the 40s, and I could smell and taste a pumpkin latte.

Time to put my craving into action.

Starbuck's ain't got nothin' on a homemade pumpkin spice latte, made in the comfort of your jammies and in your own kitchen.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
adapted from RecipeGirl

  • 1/2 cup Half-and-Half
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed, strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons (or more!) heavy cream
  • granulated sugar (I prefer demerera sugar), to taste
  • whipped cream, optional
  • ground nutmeg, optional
  • ground cinnamon, optional

In a glass measuring cup, whisk together milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice and vanilla. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes - watch closely and remove it from the microwave when the milk is hot and frothy.

Pour the pumpkin milk into a large coffee mug. Add hot coffee. Pour in heavy cream, as desired. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir, and taste. Add more sugar, if desired.

Optional, but yummy! Add whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve immediately.


SweetSugarBelle said...

I need this NOW!!!!!!!! I better make you some Aggie cookies soon. Gotta do it while Bernie isn't home, though...he's a longhorn. But my oldest is all about A&M. He wore the shirt his first day of school. Enjoy the fall for me =)

Beverly said...

Wow, that looks like heaven.